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How to Clean your iPad


 

 

 

A question that comes up from time to time is “What is the best way to clean my iPad?”

Apple has its own page devoted to answering that question. (Although there is no video to show you the proper way to clean like there is for cleaning a mighty mouse, you can probably figure it out from the description.)

It is reproduced below.

  • Handle your iPad with care to maintain its appearance. If you are concerned about scratching or abrasion, you can use one of the many cases sold separately. To clean iPad, unplug all cables and turn off iPad (press and hold the Sleep/Wake button, and then slide the onscreen slider). Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in openings. Don’t use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean iPad. iPad has an oleophobic coating on the screen; simply wipe iPad’s screen with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove oil left by your hands. The ability of this coating to repel oil will diminish over time with normal usage, and rubbing the screen with an abrasive material will further diminish its effect and may scratch your screen.

The iPad user guide also repeats the above and emphasizes the importance of cleaning the iPad immediately if it comes into contact with anything that may cause stains such as dirt, ink, makeup, or lotions. (p. 125).

Don’t forget, you may have received a black cleaning cloth with your Mac (and maybe your iOS device) in a little plastic bag that works to clean your iOS device too.

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